The other day we had a call from a client who needed to set up monitoring ASAP for their generators. When we asked about their situation, they said they were a 911 Call Center and a storm came through town the other day and the power went out. They had two generators backing up their building and both had dead batteries, but they didn’t know about it. Once their UPS systems depleted their batteries too, they were left in the dark and in a very critical situation. Turns out, they had considered monitoring their generators several months prior, but didn’t think it was that important at the time. Until now.
We hear this very common scenario all of the time and it’s one that is so easily preventable with generator monitoring. Had they put a monitor on their generators, they would have known about the dead batteries a month ago when it happened and they would have back up power available today.
Moral of the story is don’t wait for the storm to tell you the generator is down. Monitor your generator ahead of time to make sure it will work when you need it most. To learn more about why monitoring is important and which model may be right for you, contact us.